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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

FWPA new board announced

Forest and Wood Products Association (FWPA) has announced the election of two new directors to its board, as well as the re-election of two sitting directors. Source: Timberbiz At FWPA’s AGM on 31 October 2018, held at the Holmesglen Institute’s Chadstone campus, the election of two n
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New chief operations officer for Timberlink

Timberlink has announced the appointment of Jason Wilson to the newly created position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) to support its growth and development strategy. Source: Timberbiz Duncan Mayes has also joined the Timberlink team taking up the position of EGM Innovation and Emer
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Log exports rose 26% in September – prices stable

Australia’s total log exports rose 25.6% in September, falling just 19m3 short of the 500,000m3 mark for the month. Compared with the prior month prices were stable at an average $153.10/m3 measured on a free-on-board basis. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Despite the big lift in e
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Review of Sustainable Timber Tasmania annual report

Revenue from the sale of Tasmanian forest products from public land rose by more than 19% last year to $144.86 million, according to Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s annual report. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz A $26.6 million increase in the value of the managed forest, plus othe
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Rayco new stump cutters and trailer

Rayco Manufacturing has released two stump cutter models the RG55 and RG80 as well as a new TRG stump cutter trailer. These are the first new product introductions for Rayco since the company was acquired by Morbark in November 2017. Source: Timberbiz RG55 Stump Cutter This is an upda
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Prefab housing industry in Germany to expand

At 2.86bn €, sales revenue generated by the German prefabricated-house industry in the current business year will probably be 7.7% higher than in 2017. According to information from president Johannes Schwörer at the meeting of members of the federation of the German prefabricated bui
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Malaysian Timber Council’s first timber conference

According to the World Bank, the global demand for timber will quadruple by 2050 and Malaysia as one of the world’s leading suppliers of tropical timber-based products, needs to revisit the imperatives that will sustain or enhance its position in the global marketplace. Source: Timber
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Melbourne’s Hungry Fox satisfied with tulipwood

The link between our physical environments and our emotional wellbeing has been substantiated by a number of studies. Australian designers seem to have a unique affinity with the natural environment and an innate understanding of how best to bring nature closer to life and leisure. So
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Building specifier research tracks perception of wood

Conducted by a Sydney research firm, the latest WoodSolutions tracking survey involved nearly 700 development, design and construction professionals involved in the specification of building materials. Source: Timberbiz The key findings of the research were positive for wood and wood
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